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ABOUT

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“Smokin’ Mojos are brilliant! A really tight and professional band, they pack a punch with rock music that won’t let you sit still. Excellent quality.”

 

- Peter Rössig (booked Smokin' Mojos for their 50th) -

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Smokin' Mojos

Smokin' Mojos are an exciting & energetic 5-piece Blues, Soul, Country, Rock band based in Kent, suitable for all your live music needs!

 

A hard working, hard rocking band formed in the autumn of 2010 following a chance meeting by the guitarist Bob Brook, with bass player John Lacey, and drummer Paul Rodgers. Within a month they had laid the foundations of Smokin’ Mojos, a band that brings blues, country, soul and rock music together, with the unique and individual flavours, spices and influences of the band members.

Over the following years, their musical style has continually evolved, with the dynamic and flavour of their music incorporating a variety of genres, including rock, blues, soul, country, funk, folk and popular music. In 2015, Phil Townsend and John Card joined the Smokin’ Mojos family, with Phil having previously deputised for the band. In the summer of 2019, the bass duties were taken over by Nigel Wallace, and in October 2022 the four became five, with Liam Watt becoming a full-time Mojo, having previously played with the band a few times,  bringing his slide guitar and keyboard skills in to the mix.

With their sets chosen, and designed to please, a large range of listening desires, they regularly cover a large range of songs from the early 20th century, through to 

the modern day. They are even known to include the occasional Smokin’ Mojos original, ensuring that they have an array of songs to suit each and every occasion!

Based in the mid-Kent area, the band plays all over the Kent and East Sussex counties, and are able to travel further afield at cost. They are also fully equipped with their own PA system, which is suitable for small and medium venues.

So, if you’re looking to book some live music with a blues, soul, country & rock n’ roll feel for your event, be it a private or corporate party, pub, festival, charity event, wedding, or anything in between, then Smokin’ Mojos are the band that you’ve been looking for!

Meet the band...

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Equipment:

  • Fender, Martin, Epiphone, & PRS guitars. The Loar mandolins

  • Vox amplification.

  • Ibanez, Jim Dunlop, MXR, TC Electronic & TC Helicon pedals.

  • Tourtech pedalboards & Cioks power supplies.

  • Jim Dunlop picks.

  • Elixir Optiweb (electric) & DR Rare (acoustic) guitar strings.

  • Whirlwind guitar cables & Xvive wireless system.

  • G7th & Nordic Essentials capos.

  • Lee Oskar harmonicas.

Favourite artists:

Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Guy, Chris Stapleton, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Eric Church, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Guns N’ Roses, Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Keith Urban, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kid Rock, Kip Moore, Kiss, Little Big Town, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nirvana, Ocean Colour Scene, Old Crow Medicine Show, Peter Green, Prince, Queen, Robert Cray, Rolling Stones, Rory Gallagher, Soundgarden, Steve Winwood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, A Thousand Horses, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and so much more!

Favourite songs:

“Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd & “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith

Bob Brook (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Harmonica, Vocals)

Phil Townsend (Drums, Cajon, Vocals)

Equipment:
  • Mapex Armory Rock kit.
  • Mapex Snares.
  • Mapex Armory Hardware.
  • Gibraltar curved rack system.
  • Meinl Classics Custom Dark cymbals.
  • Evans heads.
  • Roto toms.
  • Meinl bar chimes.
  • Tama drum throne with back rest.
  • Vic Firth, Promark, Shira Akashi, Firegrain & No Bull Rim Shot (7A's) sticks.
Favourite artists:
AC/DC, Blink 182, Bon Jovi, Boston, Bowling For Soup, Dream Theatre, The Eagles, Fall Out Boy, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Gun, Helloween, Hollywood Vampires, Iron Maiden, Jeff Healey, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Marillion, Metallica, Muse, Nickelback, Saxon, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Thunder, Van Halen, Whitesnake, ZZ Top, to name but a few!
Favourite songs:
“Doctor Doctor” by UFO & “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica.

 

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Equipment:

  • Epiphone and Fender guitars.

  • Marshall & Blackstar amplification.

  • Analogman, Strymon, TC Electronic, MXR, Fulltone & Electro Harmonix pedals.

  • Pedaltrain boards & Voodoo Lab power supplies.

  • D’addario NYXL 10-52 strings.

  • Jim Dunlop picks.

Favourite artists:

AC/DC, BlackBerry Smoke, The Black Crowes, Cream, Chris Cornell, Chris Stapleton, The Cult, Dire Straits, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Hendrix, John Mayer, Joey Landreth, Jason Isbell, Led Zeppelin, The Magpie Salute, Metallica, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, Queen, Rival Sons, The Rolling Stones, SRV, Thunder, U2, Velvet Revolver, The Winery Dogs, Wishbone Ash, ZZ top, among a long line of many!

 

Favourite song:

“Ten Years Gone” by Led Zeppelin

John Card (Guitar, Bass, Vocals)

Equipment:

  • Fender & Warwick Bass guitars.

  • Cole Clark, Ovation & Fender guitars.

  • Markbass & AER Alpher amplification.

  • Various Boss pedals.

  • Various capos.

  • Ruach cajón & stomp box.

  • Three inflatable guitars for the crowd!

Favourite artists:

Sting, Beatles, Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Bill Joel, James Taylor, Cream, Counting Crows, David Bowie, Yes, Fleetwood Mac, Diana Krall, Genesis, Glen Phillips, John Mayer, Nils Lofgren, Paul Weller, Family, Rolling Stones, Show of Hands, Sia, Steely Dan, Train, Turin Brakes, Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Beth Hart, and the list goes on!

 

Favourite songs:

Seven Days” by Sting, “Roundabout” by Yes and “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel.

Nigel Wallace (Bass, Guitar, Vocals)

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Liam Watt (Guitar, Slide Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals)

Equipment:

  • Fender and Epiphone guitars.

  • Roland Keyboards.

  • Fender amplification.

Favourite artists:

TBC

 

Favourite song:

TBC

The Extended Mojos Family

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Norman Hoskins (Bass)

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Smokin' Alumni

John Lacey

John Lacey

(Bass/Vocals)

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Chris Jolly

(Guitar)

Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers

(Drums)

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